Skip to main content
The Official Site of the San Jose Sharks

Competition Committee Favors Mandatory Visors

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

TORONTO -- The National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association have agreed to make wearing visors mandatory for all players entering the League beginning in the 2013-14 season.

The announcement came following a meeting of the League's Competition Committee at the NHL offices here Tuesday.

The NHL and the NHLPA also announced a joint committee would be formed as early as next week to study potential changes to equipment for skaters and goaltenders. Also, the NHL said it would experiment with shallower nets and hybrid icing during the preseason, and the League intends to eliminate the attainable pass. Starting next season, all high-sticking double-minor penalties would be subject to review.

All of the proposed changes are subject to approval by the NHL's Board of Governors in late June.

View More